Seeding Rates for Forages and Grain Crops

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Although improving soil fertility by additions of fertilizer, lime, or wood-ash based on a soil test can do much to increase a field’s productivity, there are times when a complete renovation is necessary. These are general recommendations for seeding rates for selected forage and grain species. Remember that conditions vary between farms and between fields, and you may want to adjust these rates to better suit your needs. When planning extensive new seedings or field renovations contact a member of the Dairy, Livestock and Forage Crop Team for more specific advice, crop varieties best suited to your farm’s location, soils, and animal nutritional needs.

Download the resource for specific seeding recommendations for selected forage and grain crops.


Steven Turaj
Former Dairy, Livestock & Forage Crops Field Specialist